Here’s What Pop Culture Characters Do On Their Day Off (Art By Kiersten Essenpreis)

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05.21.13 2 Comments

“Joker vs. Banksy” [via]

We’ve featured art by illustrator Kiersten Essenpreis here many times, specifically her funny, pop culture works from numerous Gallery 1988 art shows. We also appreciate her for creating the best Halloween costume based on 1988’s They Live. Now Kiersten Essenpreis is showing a series at Gallery 1988 East in which she illustrates what her favorite movie and TV characters are doing on their days off.

Check out some of our favorites below to find out what actually happened to the cat in Alien and to see who’s been carving all of those bear sculptures into tree stumps. The rest of the works are available at Essenpreis’ website. Originals and prints may still be for sale at Gallery 1988 (until May 25th) or at her Etsy store.

“Alien Takes Jonesy to the Vet” [via]

“Shredder + Krang Ride” (TMNT) [via]

“Gozer at the Dog Park” (Ghostbusters) [via]

“Mola Ram Plays Bingo” (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) [via]

“Norman and Mother” (Psycho) [via]

“Bedtime for Log” (Twin Peaks) [via]

“Leatherface’s Secret Hobby” (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) [via]

“Ironing the Jumpsuit” (Halloween) [via]

“Jessica Rabbit on Sunday” (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) [via]

“A Game of Chess” (LOST) [via]

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When not writing for Uproxx, Caleb likes to volunteer at the legless cat shelter and photoshop the Babadook into all of his family photos. He once resolved the question “To be or not to be?” through the clever use of General Semantics. Your mom thinks you could be more like him if you only applied yourself.

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